The Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only

Parliament Building at night.
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
European city on the river.
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Saint Stephens Cathedral in Vienna
Night in Vienna.
Enjoy the main lounge while staying on the Amacerto.
Reception area of the AmaCerto.

Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. (D)

    Day 2

      Budapest

      This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and more. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria

        Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a “Communist Tour” that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg. (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          Vienna

          Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a wine village near Vienna. Enjoy the year’s newest vintage, surrounded by music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Dürnstein / Melk

            This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town’s medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. As an alternative, explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Linz / Gmunden

              This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour will take you along the Landstrasse to the city’s main square. You will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martin’s, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The second option is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice this afternoon is an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Passau, Germany / Vilshofen

                Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town on the confluence of the river Vils and the Danube. There, you’ll enjoy “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, sampling local food and beer accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Vilshofen / Disembark

                  This morning disembark the ship, departing Vilshofen after breakfast for your return flight home.
                   Category ECategory DCategory CCategory BBCategory BACategory ABCategory AASuite
                  2014-Oct-21$3,099$3,348$3,748$4,248$4,348$4,548$4,748$5,098
                  Port Charges: $161 per person
                  2014-Nov-04$2,899$3,148$3,548$4,048$4,148$4,348$4,548$4,898
                  Port Charges: $161 per person
                  Single supplement is 50%, except for Suites which are 100%.
                  Please note: Cruise fares do not include port charges.

                  Included features:
                  - 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies (Twin Balconies on select vessels)
                  - Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
                  - Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
                  - Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
                  - Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
                  - Multiple Dining Venues on select vessels
                  - Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
                  - Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
                  - Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
                  - Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
                  - Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
                  - Services of Professional Cruise Manager
                  - All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
                  - All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package
                  - All local Taxes

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $400, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  121 days or more$400 per person
                  120-90 days$600 per person
                  89-60 days40% trip cost
                  59-30 days55% trip cost
                  29-0 days100% trip cost